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Hundreds of Israelis take to the streets to protest unity deal between Netanyahu and Mofaz

HAARETZ.com

May 8, 2012 | 6:28 pm

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) holds a joint news conference with Shaul Mofaz, head of the Kadima party which will hook up with Netanyahu's rightist coalition, at parliament in Jerusalem on May 8. Photo by REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (left) holds a joint news conference with Shaul Mofaz, head of the Kadima party which will hook up with Netanyahu's rightist coalition, at parliament in Jerusalem on May 8. Photo by REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Over 1,000 people demonstrated on Tuesday night near the Habima Theater in Tel Aviv against the deal struck between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Kadima leader Shaul Mofaz.

The protest, which took place near where the 2011 summer protest began on Rothschild Boulevard, included waved flags, and chanted slogans such as “Bibi, go home.”

Several politicians spoke to the crowd, among them former Kadima head Tzipi Livni, Isaac Herzog (Labor) Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz), and Dov Khenin (Hadash).
Livni, who spoke briefly, said that she was asked to speak by “young people who want to fight for the country.”

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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